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Margaritas remains a prime dining destination

It wasn’t until my soon-to-be 4-year-old son turned 2 that my wife and I were able to lift our self-imposed banishment from all dining establishments in Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Now that those days of scurrying out the door with a screaming child in...

In need of a pierogi or potato pancakes? Try Smakosh

If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I wish I knew of a decent all-day breakfast joint around here that also served a fine pierogi,” well, then your wish has come true. Tucked into an unassuming shopping plaza on Route 32 in Uncasville, you will find Smakosh Restaurant, a...

In need of a pierogi or potato pancakes? Try Smakosh

If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I wish I knew of a decent all-day breakfast joint around here that also served a fine pierogi,” well, then your wish has come true. Tucked into an unassuming shopping plaza on Route 32 in Uncasville, you will find Smakosh Restaurant, a...

Flanders Diner cooks up classic comforts and more

Editor's note: This version corrects breakfast hours at the diner. While the in-house menu states breakfast is served from 6 to 11 a.m., a representative from the restaurant says breakfast is served all day.

Luxuriating in lunch, and the experience, at the Ocean House

Our dessert - chocolate cornets with smoked chocolate mousse, Earl Gray marshmallow and graham cracker ice cream - was like eating a decadent piece of art.

Grilled cheese and crepes to envy at NV Bakery

Grilled cheese elevated to artistry in Waterford bakery.

Heavenly treats await at Cloud Nine deli

I am drawn to Cloud Nine deli in Old Saybrook for a few reasons: clever name, amazing location just off I-95, and reliably delicious eats. What started as my special-treat breakfast sandwich stop has turned into a favorite destination for a quick bite when I'm toodling around town.

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Night flights bring in spring’s first songbirds

For us who have known the frigid mornings, the deep February snow and the short dark days in long shadows, the melody of the first songbird of spring is a joyful moment not soon forgotten.

Rick's List: Fashionista edition

Weekly chorus of astonished woe from The Day's maudlin codger.